We all know how eagerly Microsoft wants us all to switch to Windows 10. I mean they have gone as far as forcing people to download and install the update on their systems even if they didn’t wish to. But there is something new that Microsoft is up to, and this is news.
Many of you might be knowing that the new processors from Intel as well as AMD are just around the corner. While we already see new devices with Intel’s 7th generation Kaby Lake processors at the IFA 2016, while the new processor from AMD is yet to see the light of the day but yes, they are on it.
There’s an important thing you should know about these new processors. The Intel Kaby Lake and AMD Zen series of processors will only support Windows 10 and people using Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 won’t be able to run the system on any of these processors. This is something that Microsoft controls and Intel and AMD have minimal things that they can do.
This was confirmed in a blog post on Windows blog earlier in January of 2016. This is not news just for Intel or AMD but also for Qualcomm that will be releasing their new “8996 silicon” chip soon. No matter how good Windows 10 is, we can clearly see that this is another move by Microsoft to force people to adopt and upgrade to Windows 10.
But the interesting thing that we need to wait and see here is what exactly happens if we try to run an Intel Kaby Lake or AMD Zen Processors with Windows 7. This is something we need to wait and see if someone tries that.
If you ask for my guess, the system will boot up OK but there will be glitches and crashes since Microsoft doesn’t really have instructions for managing the new processor architectures that Intel’s Kaby Lake or AMD’s Zen will use.
Both AMD as well as Intel, are silent on this topic and the only thing that they respond with is that they will be going with Microsoft’s own policy. I personally think that this will be interrupting the way PC market works. I mean isn’t this the whole idea of having a PC? Using any combination of parts for any operating system you choose. What do you think?